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  • Blog Post: 10 Boss Fights You Should Have Lost

    Beating a tough boss is one of the great thrills in video games…but sometimes your victories don’t seem plausible. For the sake of the story and providing a satisfying experience, you need to defeat adversaries who are far beyond your characters’ capabilities. When you think about... More
  • Blog Post: History Of A Final Fantasy Summon: Alexander

    When it comes to the summoned beasts of the Final Fantasy series, Bahamut is probably the first that comes to mind. That's for a good reason: He's awesome . However, several other cool Eidolons have made multiple appearances throughout the course of the series. In this feature, we take a look... More
  • Blog Post: Top Ten Video Game Time Loops

    Time loops are confusing, but that is what makes them so much fun. A good time loop might resolve a central mystery or provide poignant insight into the characters trapped within it. Other times they are just fun to play around with or are so ludicrously constructed that you can’t help but laugh... More
  • Blog Post: 9 Series That Have Found Their Footing Without Their Creators

    Swirling rumors would have you believe that Hideo Kojima, the man who is synonymous with the Metal Gear series, is set to leave Konami – and the franchise he built – behind following Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. To this point, no official confirmation has come from Konami or Kojima... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae

    This week saw the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD , but the more exciting element to that package was the inclusion of the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo. You can watch us play through the entire demo in the archive of our live stream or watch the video below to have a look at a gigantic summon... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber - Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    While a lot of people were attracted to the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for the coupled demo of Final Fantasy XV, this port of the PSP game contains a lot of content and is one of the most experimental Final Fantasy games in years. Game Informer's Matt Miller reviewed the game and is joined... More
  • Blog Post: Where is Final Fantasy XV?

    Many gamers are looking ahead to the next generation for exciting games, but for one of Square Enix’s most anticipated upcoming titles, we have to look backward. Final Fantasy Versus XIII was unveiled in 2006, but remained seldom-seen and mysterious until it reappeared as Final Fantasy XV. Even... More
  • Blog Post: Video Preview Of Next Week's Most Exciting Releases

    At Game Informer, we delve into the newest releases, sharing the highlights and lowlights with the gaming community. Test Chamber is our show dedicated to finding out what these games have to offer. These are a just a few of the titles we'll be bringing you next week. Did we miss any new games you'd... More
  • Blog Post: Five Games You Probably Bought Because They Came With Demos For Other Games

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming packaged with a demo for Final Fantasy XV , and it's likely many will buy the PSP remake just to get a taste of what's coming next for Square Enix's most popular franchise. This isn't the first time a publisher has used the incentive of a demo for a highly... More
  • Blog Post: The Top Ten Throws

    Throwing characters and objects in games is immensely entertaining. Throws can be humorous, destructive, preposterous, and epic all at once. We’ve tossed together this list of the top 10 throws in gaming, highlighting the diverse and most impactful ones. As long as a character or object is moved... More
  • Blog Post: Five 16-Bit Games That Should Get 16-Bit Sequels

    I always hoped Mega Man 9 would start a trend of sequels to classic games recreated in all their original pixelated glory. Plenty of independent developers have crafted original pixelated experiences inspired by the style of 16-bit Super Nintendo games, but my hope that more developers would craft games... More
  • Blog Post: The Highs, Lows, And Future Of Just Cause's Avalanche Studios

    When we visited New York City for the December cover story on Just Cause 3 , we were able to sit down with the co-founder of Avalanche Studios Christofer Sundberg. Flying over from the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Sundberg tries to visit the New York branch of the studio every month to keep up... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy VII And The Oddity Of Shinra Technologies

    Two months ago Square Enix announced that they were forming a new subsidiary with a focus on cloud gaming called Shinra Technologies. The internet was confused. Why would Square Enix name a company after the evil corporation they created for Final Fantasy VII? Did they realize how bizarre it is that... More
  • Blog Post: Insulting The Lamest Characters From Great Video Games

    Even some of the best games have flaws. Sometimes those flaws are characters that are underdeveloped, awkward, or otherwise annoying. They are the Scrappy-Doos of video games; characters we didn't ask for, didn't want, and got anyway. Here's a roundup of the lamest characters from games that... More
  • Blog Post: TGS Sidequest: Final Fantasy XIV's Eorzea Cafe

    As a fan of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, I was delighted to learn about a restaurant themed after the game in Tokyo. When we were in town covering TGS, I made sure that the Eorzea Cafe was one of our stops, but you don't need to be intimately familiar with the game to enjoy the atmosphere.... More
  • Blog Post: Our Favorite Games Of TGS 2014

    With all of the strange happenings on the show floor, it can be easy to forget that video games are still the stars of TGS. During our time at the show, we saw a lot of cool stuff from talented developers, but these are the titles that got us most excited for the future. Several games you might expect... More
  • Blog Post: TGS Sidequest: Visiting Square Enix's Artnia Store

    A great part about visiting Japan is indulging in all the video game related sights. While we're here to cover the show for Tokyo Game Show, we're also taking the time to show off some of the cool things outside of the show as well. Today, we're focusing on Square Enix's Artnia Store... More
  • Blog Post: Tips For Surviving The Summer Gaming Slump

    If you're a gamer, you're no stranger to summer release droughts, but this time doesn't have to be such a downer. You can view this break as an opportunity, whether it's trying a new genre or preparing for your favorite releases. We know gaming dry spells can be rough, especially when... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Comic Con 2014: Collectibles

    Alongside the impressive cosplay and general spectacle of Comic Con, there was also an impressive collection of collectibles and figures. For more on Final Fantasy artist Tetsuya Nomura's takes on Batman, head here . More
  • Blog Post: The Goofiest Video Game Lyrics

    Since the dawn of the CD-based video game, creators have treated us to some unforgettable, studio-quality songs , ditties that appear during our playing experience that are rewards unto themselves. Sadly, we’ve also seen our fair share of clunkers, songs that fall so flat we would feel a pang of... More
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